Nakusp Cook Book, November, 1922


Waterfield, A.M. (Compiled by)

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Waterfield, A.M. (Compiled by). Nakusp Cook Book, November, 1922. Nakusp, British Columbia: The Arrow Lake News, Nakusp (B.C.), 1922. First Edition, First Printing. pp. 40. 12mo., measuring 7″ x 4.75″. Red stapled card covers featuring a decorative device to the centre. Replete with a variety of advertisements by sponsoring local, and national businesses and merchants including the Purity Flour Co., Cowans, Magic Baking Powder (by the E.W. Gillett Co. Ltd.), Ogilvies Royal Household Flour, and many others. Sections include recipes for Breads, Cakes, Cookies and Small Cakes, Pies and Pastries, “Invalid Dishes”, Desserts and Puddings, Meats, Breakfast or Supper Dishes, Preserves & Pickles, Miscellaneous. A few light spots to the front and rear covers, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked.

From the personal collection of the late Shirlee Anne Smith, the first Canadian Keeper of the Hudson’s Bay Archives. Stapled Wraps. Not to be confused with the “Nakusp Souvenir Cook Book”. This is the first printing of what would later be named, “Nakusp’s little red cook book” , and printed by the Arrow Lakes Agricultural and Industrial Association in 1930 (OCLC #629764783). See also, Driver’s Culinary Landmarks (p. 1108, 50.1). This exceedingly scarce ‘First Issue’ from 1922 is unrecorded in OCLC, and presently not housed at Guelph, Library & Archives Canada, or McGill. NOT found in Elizabeth Driver’s formidable bibliography of Canadian Cookery: Culinary Landmarks. Rare indeed. (#1750) $395.00